Daryl Newsome has been elected as the next Vice President for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO). Daryl will take over from Jo Holmes who becomes ABDO President. Both changeovers will take place at the ABDO Gala Dinner at Optrafair in April.
Daryl is a second generation Optician following in his father’s footsteps. Since qualifying in 1984, he has worked for multiples and independents in various roles including buying, middle management, training and teaching. Currently he is a partner in Newsome opticians in Devon, a practical and theory examiner for ABDO, and a practical tutor preparing undergraduate students for their professional examinations.
Daryl says, “I am very pleased to be elected by our board of directors to become Vice President as Jo Holmes becomes President. It is both an honour and a privilege. I have worked with Jo on ABDO’s National Clinical Committee since its creation and I know we can work harmoniously and synergistically. I look forward to supporting what looks to be a very exciting presidency.”
Jo Holmes, current ABDO Vice President and President-elect says, “I’d like to congratulate Daryl Newsome on his appointment as Vice President to the Board. We have an exciting and varied time ahead over the next two years, and I’m sure we will all work successfully together as a board to address the challenges ahead.”
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